We did it. We slept in the Arts Factory lot without getting any fines 🙂
Caitlin 5 – Aussie 4
After celebrating our victory, we went and explored the Arts Factory. When we were walking around the only thing I could compare it to would be Woodstock. Obviously I didn’t experience that, but the way the hostel was set up that’s what if felt like. Instead of rooms, you slept in teepees and huts, every inch of every building was painted with colorful graffiti, and all of the people there were wearing the most hippyish attire.
They’re was a ton of campers parked in the lot and luckily we were able to secure a “legal” spot for the night, which gave you access to their facilities & bar.
Unfortunately for me, my ear started hurting again. Out of drops that Colin gave me, I gave in and went to the hospital. Everyone we asked said if I went to the ER it would cost me a lot, so when I went in I lied and said that I already saw a doctor and that I spilt the drops he prescribed me. They believed me and sent me over to a local physician so he could just rewrite me the script. They had an immediate opening and I was seen in 10 minutes by the most attractive doctor in all of Australia. He gave me a quick check and told me that my ear was more infected and I needed a more intense drop than “the other physician” prescribed me. He said it was going to be a very expensive script, but I didn’t have any options so I just took it. The visit cost me 60$ which wasn’t too bad for not having insurance here and after, we headed to the chemist (pharmacy) and happily found out that their expensive script only cost 30$!! Go Australia for having affordable health care.
Next we finally made it to the beach at Byron Bay !!!!!!!$&@!!$@@!!
Where I proceeded to get sunburnt (note the legs) because I was too cheap to spend 25$ on the cheapest sunblock they had. Which ended up costing me more because then I had to buy aloe.
Caitlin 5 – Aussie 5
We went back to the arts factory, showered and got dressed to go out. We stopped and chatted with a travel agent for a bit who tried to convince us to return our camper early and book a flight after our trip to Frasers island to Sydney instead of driving. She was so intent on telling us that the drive would be to much for us. If I’ve learned one important thing about traveling it’s this : Talk to everyone you can, listen to what they say, but no one knows what’s best for you, no matter how much they try and convince you other wise. So she gave us a good laugh and told us to check out the Light House which ended up being absolutely beautiful. So she wasn’t completely useless.
After, we cooked ourselves a nice steak dinner with our box of free stuff and attempted to go out but instead ended up talking to some French and Italian dudes, with obviously funny accents, in the parking lot for a bit and then went to bed. Tomorrow we leave Byron Bay and head to Noosa Heads.